Year of Call: 1974
Year of Silk: 2001
Clerk: Michael Lieberman
Gregg Taylor Q.C specialises in murder and other serious crimes including manslaughter, rape, drug importation and supply, money laundering and serious fraud.
Much of Gregg’s work includes high profile cases that attract significant media attention. In 2012 he led for the prosecution in the case of R v Whant, the defendant being charged with rape, murder, destruction of a child and arson. In 2011, he handled the R v Davies case involving the murder of a 15 year old school girl by her 16 year old ex-boyfriend in a forest near Bridgend along with R v Freaney, a mother’s killing of her 10 year old autistic son.
Notable cases in 2010 include R v Grabham the murder of a prostitute whose body was deposited in a suitcase under a bridge over the M4 and R v Clarke the serial rapes of six women over a long period of time. Gregg also handled the prosecution of Sims Group UK Limited and a crane driver employed by the company for the manslaughter of a lorry driver crushed by a metal bale falling from a scrap pile at Newport Docks.
A member of the Criminal Bar Association, Gregg is painstaking in the preparation and presentation of his cases. He has an excellent reputation for the effective leadership of defence and prosecution teams with juries appreciating his direct and relaxed conversational style.
Gregg was educated at Ebbw Vale Grammar School and Keele University. He can speak conversational Welsh and has regularly featured in professional journals as a “leader in his field”.